Blog #8 Singapore: An Inspiration and Beacon

Chinatown, Singapore. Unsplash.

I spent several weeks in Singapore in the spring of 2016 and I was amazed by the architecture and immaculate urban planning there. The city was the right amount of traditional, preserving local traditions and balancing those influences with futuristic technologies. Its impressive architectural and engineering feats, from the Helix Bridge, the ArtScience Museum, and the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel with its Skypark and rooftop infinity pools.

On the other hand, a lot of care was taken to incorporate sustainable practices. There are botanical gardens capturing the natural wonders and the unforgettable Gardens by the Bay. Lots of green space and parks, and buildings with greenery on its facade.

All in all, Singapore was the first tropical city in East I truly got to explore and get to know. Coming from a developing country, and then the States, and it made an indelible mark on me about what a developed tropical city could be. It inspired dreams of what I thought under developed African cities could look like.

Since then, Singapore has been a vision and inspiration.

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